Although Lighting and Lamps are not my area of expertise this has caught my eye and I feel it is extraordinary. I am certain this started out as a large and elegant high end Plume & Atwood Kerosene Lamp and then later converted to a beautiful Jeweled table lamp. From the research I have done P&A produced a full line of lamps and lamp trimmings after their Kerosene line. Their Lamp lines included ROYAL, Plumbwood and Nauga Tuck. This is a Royal P&A. Plume and Atwood was organized in January 1869. Being this is so early, it clearly was converted to a lamp at some point and it was done very well.
The lamp is absolutely stunning and from the Victorian Era, and is Circa 1880. It is completely jewel encrusted with a gorgeous array of different colored jewel art glass cabochons. They are all prong set and there is only one missing. The body of the lamp is very fancy and has open filigree work. It was painted with mustard colored enamel. It is in very good condition. There are some flakes primarily underneath the lamp as seen primarily under one of the brass arms. There are also some flakes elsewhere however it shows beautifully. I suppose it could be touched up however I am leaving it original.
The bottom has beautiful winged Putti or angels. They go all the way around the base and there are 4 total. The legs of the lamp are beautiful and scrolled upwards. It is made of solid brass. The lamp was re-wired many years ago and it is still working however I strongly recommend another re-wiring to protect from potential fire.
This is a very large lamp. To the top of the finial screw it measures 15" tall. The lamp itself from the tooled spiral pattern lip to the bottom of the base measures 11 1/4" tall (this does not include the shade chimney area. The lamp portion measures approximately 11 1/2" wide without the 2 very detailed ornamental brass handles. I am happy to provide additional measurements at your request.
When I purchased the lamp, it really struck me as being perhaps Austrian or Czechoslovakian because of the jewels however this is American. There are P&A Hallmarks. One states Manufactured in the United States of America. The other states P&A Royal. I am more than happy to provide additional photos and questions are always welcome. I could not provide full photos in only 9 shots so please do not hesitate for additional photos. If you are looking for something really unusual and fabulous this may just be for you. A decorator may have just the right place for this for their client. There is no shade for this lamp. That would be a personal choice for the new owner. Questions are always welcome and encouraged.
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